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Austin Fast/KDLG

Sloppy weather is making for rough fishing. Still, the Nushagak District hauled in 740,000 sockeye yesterday, and catches ticked up in the Egegik District as well.

Austin Fast / KDLG

A new salmon derby on the Nushagak River this week raised $100,000 to help Bristol Bay Native Corporation shareholders pursue higher education and to fund cultural heritage grants around the region.

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

Those with GCI data may have noticed that coverage has been spotty recently. Besides a short-term fix for fishing season, the network is working on a more permanent solution.

Mitch Borden/KDLG

The season harvest to the Nushagak District has topped a million sockeye!

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

June has brought some changes to the Dillingham City Council. Chris Napoli will replace Tracy Hightower as an interim city council member.

Mitch Borden/KDLG

Heads up Nushagak and Wood Rivers! The most recent Port Moller stock composition summary shows 70 percent of inshore station fish and 85 percent of offshore station fish sampled were headed your way.

Avery Lill/KDLG

Total harvest in the Nushagak District is is past 300,000, and the king run on the Nushagak River is well over the historical average for this date. 

Sarah Miller

It's the tenth anniversary of the Bristol Bay Fly Fishing and Guide Academy. This week-long course brings youth from around the region to teach them the skills they'd need to get a job in the sports fishing industry, which is dominated by guides from the lower 48. 

Advice for greenhorns: Do what you're told, and contain your dirty socks

Jun 22, 2018
Mitch Borden

Seasoned fishermen in Naknek and Dillingham weigh in with advice for newcomers to the industry.

Teenager survives bear attack in Naknek boatyard

Jun 22, 2018
Mitch Borden

Since a young fisherman was attacked, bears have been the talk of Naknek boatyards. 

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: June 22, 2018

Jun 22, 2018
Mitch Borden/ KDLG

Thanks to good king escapement, commerical fishing is well underway in the Nushagak Section. Reds are hittings slowly, but the run is expected to accelerate soon.

Rower survives ocean capsize to fish Bristol Bay

Jun 22, 2018
Austin Fast / KDLG

Ask fishermen what the worst-case scenario on the water could be, and many might say going overboard. One greenhorn in Bristol Bay’s commercial salmon fishery faced that nightmare in a rowboat near the Bermuda Triangle. KDLG’s Austin Fast caught up with him in Dillingham before the start of the season.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: June 21, 2018

Jun 21, 2018
Mitch Borden/KDLG

Nushagak District fishermen have taken over 150,000 fish. North Peninsula fishermen in the Chigniks are seeing record low escapements. Not only are they not fishing commercially, but some residents are even voluntarily limiting their subsistence activities.

Troopers name fisherman who died Wednesday near Dillingham

Jun 21, 2018
Austin Fast / KDLG

Timothy Toro, 34, died after sending a distress call at about 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Dillingham area, according to the Alaska State Troopers.

Sarah Miller

Tonight we get the scoop from a fisheries geneticist on where Port Moller Test Fishery sockeye are headed, and we travel up the Naknek for a look at the Bristol Bay Fly Fishing and Guide Academy.

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